The Huffington Post this week debuted a new audio blog featuring interviews from “The Kathleen Show” – a nationally syndicated radio program hosted by Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau. We spoke a bit with Kathleen to learn a little more about the program and what we can expect to hear.
A filmmaker and health advocate, Kathleen’s show focuses on empowerment and, as she tells us, “going for it.” Going for it, as it were, could mean delving into myriad topics including food, spirituality, the green movement, film, literature, and health care – which Kathleen hopes to discuss in a way that brings attention to alternative, and not necessarily Western, means of medical practices and techniques. Kathleen told us she also hopes that her show will help show people that prevention and living a healthy lifestyle are sexy rather than boring. As if regular colonoscopies are ever boring or unsexy.
Kathleen refers to her interviews as “raw, solid,” and a listen at the first interview and write-up she placed on the newly-launched blog, “God gets a makeover,” fits that description quite nicely. She talks with William Paul Young, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Shack [Which, if I'm not mistaken, is a book that made my dad cry just a little]. Both interviewer and interviewee tear up a bit at some point in the process, which is usually a sign that the interview is going either well or terrible or terribly well.
Each week, although not on any specific day, Kathleen will choose one interview from her radio series along with a roughly 300-word write-up that offers either a personal take on the subject matter discussed, or a behind-the-scenes look at the show.
Given that the slogan for her radio show is “Grab Life by the Ovaries” (Bruising!), we asked Kathleen whether her series and accompanying blog posts would be primarily skewed towards female visitors. Kathleen told us that the theme of “going for it” is universal and that, although her audience is 60 percent comprised of women, she does and will focus on both gender-neutral and males-specific shows – like, for example, how to prevent prostate cancer. In ways that are, naturally, sexy and not boring.
Audio content, Kathleen believes, is an interesting form media to people that will add a new layer to HuffPo’s multimedia coverage. And she hopes that Huffington Post visitors will be able to listen to her segments at their leisure, interact with her and one another via online comments, as well as share stories that interest them via social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Give her show a listen and let us know what you think. And her accent? Is Wisconsinian. In case you were wondering.